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Eastern Boys (2013)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 2 April 2014 (France)
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A businessman makes a regular arrangement with a Ukrainian prostitute, despite the youngster's involvement in a controlling street gang.

Director:

Robin Campillo

Writers:

Robin Campillo, Gilles Marchand (scenario consultant)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Rabourdin ... Daniel
Kirill Emelyanov Kirill Emelyanov ... Marek / Rouslan
Daniil Vorobyov ... Boss (as Daniil Vorobyev)
Edéa Darcque Edéa Darcque ... Chelsea
Bislan Yakhiaev Bislan Yakhiaev ... Bislan
Mohamed Doukouzov Mohamed Doukouzov ... Mohamed
Camila Chakirova Camila Chakirova ... Camila
Aitor Bourgade Aitor Bourgade ... Guillaume
Beka Markozashvili Beka Markozashvili ... Petit Marek
Rassambek Kourmanov Rassambek Kourmanov ... Membre de la bande
Alexander Galkin Alexander Galkin ... Membre de la bande
Ousmane Artchakov Ousmane Artchakov ... Membre de la bande
Ali Moussaev Ali Moussaev ... Membre de la bande
Zelimkhan Nassourov Zelimkhan Nassourov ... Membre de la bande
Roustam Aliyev Roustam Aliyev ... Membre de la bande
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Storyline

They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Ukraine. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes, but there is no way of knowing for certain. Daniel, a discreet man in his late fifties has his eye on one of them - Marek. One afternoon, Daniel gathers his courage and speaks to him. The young man agrees to come visit Daniel the following day, at his place. However the next day, when the doorbell rings, Daniel doesn't have the faintest idea that he has fallen into a trap. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Russian | English

Release Date:

2 April 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Agoria ap' ta anatolika See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

EUR2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,726, 1 March 2015

Gross USA:

$16,831

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,290
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2.35 : 1
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Robin Campillo's first film in 9 years. In the interim years, he worked mainly as a writer and editor, often for director Laurent Cantet. See more »

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Enticing and Romantic
4 September 2014 | by a_ga_thaSee all my reviews

Most will be familiar with Campillo's work from the TV adaptation of his film The Returned, Eastern Boys shares many of the same qualities of the TV show; a poetic approach to actions that are usually bluntly handled in cinema. Somehow Campillo manages to seamlessly combine several paradoxical elements and genres and still create an elegant and complete film.

The opening scenes are enough to cement the atmosphere of the film, as you are introduced to the eastern boys of the title, hanging around in the Gare du Nord, but it takes an impressive amount of time before their occupation becomes clear, and even then the plot meanders in ways that you may not be expecting.

Olivier Raboudin and newcomer Kirill Emelyanov are exceptional in the central roles, but Daniil Vorobyev is a revelation as the scene stealing psychotic boss, a performance which easily matches Gary Oldman's Stanfield from Leon. These characters and all the supporting roles are skillfully captured with a minimal and subtle script, that highlights Campillo's peculiar and under appreciated talent to bring cold environments to life.


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